“It is important to insistently re-imagine public space and allow for multiple voices. Creative contestation signals the vitality of a healthy society.” – Sean Martindale, 2011
DETAILS: On October 27 at 7:00 pm, experience art and design as public intervention with artist and activist Sean Martindale in this unconventional presentation of Hart House’s Annual Hancock Lecture. Learn how to peacefully disrupt space in a workshop leading up to the event. Consider the implications of who shapes your community, whether conscious public interventions equal public good, and what kinds of insights are gained through interventionist art and design. Reception immediately following the presentation. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto. FREE ADMISSION: please reserve your space at UofT Tix (www.uofttix.ca / 416.978.8849).
WHEN: Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Hart House Theatre
COST: FREE — please reserve your space with UofT Tix (www.uofttix.ca / 416.978.8849)
ONLINE: Hart House – Playful Interventions
About Sean Martindale:
This year’s lecturer is a prolific interdisciplinary artist and designer whose propositions and provisional solutions encourage people to reinterpret their surroundings. Sean’s interventions – primarily sculptural – engage people in their own environments and show that we do not have to accept the status quo; things can change. There is potential for us all to more consciously and creatively influence how our societies and shared spaces are shaped. These ideas can be accepted, rejected or adapted in other ways – they are yours to evolve.
See Sean’s work at www.seanmartindale.com
Hancock Lecture Series Vision:
This series aspires to ignite public conversation and debate. Organized by students and launched in 2001, it features original thinkers, provides a forum for new voices and presents innovative themes to expand our imaginations and challenge our preconceptions.
Hart House is a living laboratory of social, artistic, cultural and recreational experiences where all voices, rhythms and traditions converge. As the vibrant home for the education the mind, body and spirit envisioned by its founders, Hart House encourages and supports activities that provide spaces for awakening the capacity for self-knowledge and self-expression.